The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering is a Learned Academy operating as an independent, non-political and expert think tank that helps Australians understand and use technology to solve complex problems.
We bring together Australia’s leading experts in applied science, technology and engineering to provide impartial, practical and evidence-based advice on how to achieve sustainable solutions and advance prosperity.
Creating World Engineering Day
Did you know that until recently, “engineering day” differed all over the world? Engineers in Bangladesh were honoured on 7 May, Mexican engineers were feted on 1 July, and here in Australia we got a week in August. Now, thanks to one of our Fellows, the world will celebrate engineering on 4 March every year.